Ring for Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£6.39
  • RRP: £7.99
  • You Save: £1.60 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Trade in your item
Get a £0.29
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Ring for Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) Paperback – 7 Aug 2008


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£6.39
£0.97 £0.97

Trade In Promotion


Frequently Bought Together

Ring for Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) + Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit: (Jeeves & Wooster) + Very Good, Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster)
Price For All Three: £19.17

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.29
Trade in Ring for Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.29, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (7 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099513927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099513926
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

Product Description

Review

"It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him" (John Humphrys)

"For as long as I'm immersed in a P.G. Wodehouse book, it's possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day" (Marian Keyes)

"Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already" (Lynne Truss)

"The incomparable and timeless genius - perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and sizes!" (Kate Mosse)

"Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists" (Susan Hill)

Book Description

'You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.' Stephen Fry

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Craobh Rua VINE VOICE on 22 Mar 2011
Format: Paperback
"Ring for Jeeves" was first published in 1953 in the UK, though was first published in the US under the name "The Return of Jeeves". However, unusually for a Jeeves book, Bertie Wooster is absent. (The Second World War has been and gone, and the effects haven't been good for the aristocracy. The peasants are revolting, and many of the upper classes have actually had to start working for a living. Bertie's back at school, being taught how to fend for himself - just in case the proletariat become even more troublesome. Luckily, it's just a precaution, as his finances remain quite sound. In the meantime. Jeeves is on temporary assignment as the butler of Rowcester Abbey).

However, it's a while before either Jeeves or his new employer - Bill Belfry, the ninth Earl of Rowcester - make an appearance. Instead, the book opens at the Goose and Gherkin, where Rosalinda "Rosie" Spottsworth is taking a break from her journey to the Abbey. Having out-lasted two exceptionally rich husbands, she's now exceptionally rich herself...and Bill's sister, Monica, has nearly convinced her to buy the stately home. (The pair had met in New York, though Bill hasn't quite been informed yet. However, he isn't remotely upset with the news - given that he is a member of the "new" aristocracy, he is very strapped for cash).

Quite by chance, Rosie is soon joined by an old friend - Captain Biggar, the legendary big-game hunter. (Mr Spottsworth had been on a hunting expedition with the Captain when Rosie went from being Mrs Spottsworth to the Widow Spottsworth). Although more used to chasing down lions and rhinos, the Captain is again on the hunt - having backed an unlikely double at Epsom, he was due to collect about £3000 from his bookie.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By NEIL on 5 July 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Not a Bertie Wooster tale but very enjoyable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a post world war 2 novel, in which Jeeves - minus Bertie Wooster, who is on a self-sufficiency course to enable him to get to grips with a more democratic world - pairs up with an impoverished young aristocrat in the hope of restoring the family's fortunes. In some respects the plot feels a bit contrived - in a rather laboured way: most of PG's plots were a bit contrived, after all - but it contains some fine characterization, and I particularly enjoyed the big-game hunter who posed with his kill, only to discover that the lion in question had differing views on being dead to the chap who thought he'd shot him....

It's an interestingly amoral book, too - the stratagems employed to restore the family bank balance are distinctly below the belt: whether this reflects the impinging cruelties of the real world or is in tune with Wodehouse's general view of human affairs throughout his work is a question which kept occurring to me, and slightly marred my enjoyment of the pure humour. It's the first time so far as I know that Wodehouse really stepped out of the gilded fantasy life he'd described so brilliantly and took a sideways look at economic realities (although there was always Roderick Spode, and his Blackshorts). Maybe this slightly weakens its stature alongside the out and out comic romps - maybe it doesn't! It's certainly worth getting your hands on the book to find out for yourself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A Jeeves story without Bertie Wooster. Like strawberries without cream. The book still puts most other authors into the shade but is not quite as delightful or as warm and funny as the classic Jeeves and Wooster books. It is also marred by a few racist references that I'm sure were not ill-meant and reflect the norms at the time of writing - but are unacceptable now.

Those new to Wodehouse should read all the Jeeves and Wooster novels and stories and the Blandings novels and stories before reading this novel. It is however interesting for Wodehouse fans to read, as an example of the Master's art. It is beautifully written.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is very different in the sense that Jeeves is actively involved with the action rather than his usual advisory role and acting behind the scenes as he does with Wooster.
I enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it to any Wodehouse fans :)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By t.harrison on 18 Nov 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've been looking for this book for years and although Bertie Wooster dosn't appear it still is classic Wodehouse. A wonderful read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category


Feedback